BaptistCare NSW more than doubles flood appeal funding goal

BaptistCare NSW has celebrated hitting $255,000 in its flood appeal – more than double its initial $100,000 goal.

Around 40 local NSW Northern Rivers-based staff members have received $5000 each in gifts and grants to help them rebuild their lives, with other money going to emergency response and relief efforts.

BaptistCare CEO Charles Moore said that efforts are ongoing to distribute funds raised to affected residents, clients, tenants and staff.

“I have heard the stories of survival and resilience from our Northern Rivers teams; from our HopeStreet outreach and community housing teams in Lismore, to our retirement and aged care teams in Alstonville and Coraki. Their experiences are both heart-breaking and a testament to the human spirit.

“Our BaptistCare community has come together with such generosity and strength in a short amount of time. We’ve been able to extend this generosity to our BaptistCare team members who have experienced significant damage and loss in their own homes,” he said.

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Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.